Peter Pollack papers: 1965-2009 (bulk 1980-2005)
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Chronological Files [subseries]

The Chronological Files subseries (5.5 linear feet) is arranged by year, and within each year by topic. Financial records and correspondence, the majority of which concern loans and securities transactions, predominate in these files. Matters pertaining to real estate, investments, incorporations, and capitalizations are also documented, and there are scattered materials related to the Kresge Foundation. (For specific locations of these types of materials, see the line entries in the contents list.) Of particular interest are the 1937 S.S. Kresge Company, C.B. Tuttle files which contain enlightening materials on the attempts by Kresge to keep the price of the company's stock at $26 during the early years of the depression. In addition, the Howard Baldwin files from the 1950s contain correspondence from Baldwin to Kresge regarding a wide variety of important business concerns of The Fair, Kresge-Newark, and the Kresge Foundation. The researcher should also note the Kresge Correspondence files which contain letters to and from Kresge and Gregory. Much of their content concerns financial matters, and on occasion the researcher will find Kresge reflecting on other topics, including politics, causes in which he was interested, and his home life.

 
1937
Box   1  
Archer & Company, Collateral Note Dealers 1936-1937

(re: loans)

Box   1  
Baker Land Company 1936-1939

(Stockholders Reports, and correspondence concerning company land sales, dividends, and dividend related taxes)

Box   1  
Baldwin, Howard

(mostly routine correspondence, but includes interesting 1935 letter explaining mechanics of securing a $2 million loan for S.S. Kresge Company)

Box   1  
Banker's Trust Company

(materials related to loans; includes 1935, 1936 correspondence)

Box   1  
Chambers of Commerce

(re: Kresge's memberships, includes 1936 materials)

Box   1  
Chase National Bank 1936-1937

(mostly regarding loans)

Box   1  
Continental Illinois National Bank 1936-1937

(re: loans)

Box   1  
Fair, The 1935-1937

(quarterly and annual stockholders reports and correspondence with President D.F. Kelly)

Box   1  
Fidelity Union Trust Company

(re: loans, and Kresge Foundation contribution to the Association to Provide and Maintain a Home for the Friendless)

Box   1  
First National Bank of Boston 1936-1937

(re: loans)

Box   1  
Guaranty Trust Company of New York

(bank statements, and materials related to services rendered in payment of loans, includes one piece of 1938 correspondence)

 
Kresge, Sebastian S.
Box   1  
Accounting Papers

(profits and loss on stocks sold)

Box   1  
Correspondence 1927-1937
Box   1  
Real Estate

(re: Miami Beach properties, including assessed values, construction permits and plat, and correspondence on taxes)

Box   1  
Refusals (of invitations and requests) 1934-1938
 
Kresge Company, S.S.
Box   1  
General annual report 1936
Box   1  
Tuttle, C.B., Treasurer

(re: dividends, loans, and certificates of indebtedness, stock information, one letter from 1938)

Box   1  
Kresge Department Store, Newark 1931-1937

(re: real estate taxes, rent payments, incorporation changes)

Box   1  
National Bank of Detroit

(re: loans)

Box   1  
Richmond, Virginia

(re: rent payments, lease from 1917)

Box   1  
Securities and Exchange Commission 1934-1938

(reports and correspondence)

Box   1  
Slatington, Pennsylvania 1931-1937

(re: occupancy by Kresge's relatives, real estate parcels)

Box   1  
Thomson & McKinnon, Brokers (buy and sell confirmations, account summary reports, correspondence) (3 folders)

(last two folders not microfilmed)

Box   1  
Van Deusen, C.B. (brief notes to/from Gregory) 1932-1936
Box   1  
Watling, Lerchen & Hayes, Investment Bankers (account statements and correspondence)
 
1938
Box   1  
Archer & Company

(re: loans)

Box   1  
Baldwin, Howard

(re: financial transactions, services rendered, etc.)

Box   1  
Banker's Trust Company (re: loans)
Box   1  
Chase National Bank (re: loans)
Box   1  
Fidelity Union Trust Company (re: loans)
 
Kresge, Sebastian S.
Box   1  
Correspondence (2 folders)
Box   1  
5625 Pine Tree Drive (appraisal, maintenance records, rental and sale) 1937-1940
Box   1  
Real Estate (assessment and taxes for Miami Beach property, 1923 sale of Detroit property)
Box   1  
Kresge Company, S.S. (dividend statement, pamphlet)
Box   1  
Kresge Department Store, Newark (re: bills, stock, incorporation matters)
Box   1  
National Bank of Detroit (re: loans)
Box   1  
Richmond, Virginia (rental matters)
Box   2  
Thomson & McKinnon (re: transactions and reports) (2 folders)
 
1939
Box   2  
Archer & Company (re: loans)
Box   2  
Bankers Trust Company (re: loans)
Box   2  
Chase National Bank (re: loans)
Box   2  
Fidelity Union Trust Company (re: loans)
Box   2  
Goodenough, Voorhies, Long & Ryan (re: legal matters)
Box   2  
Guaranty Trust Company (re: loans, bank statements, check register) (2 folders)
Box   2  
Kresge, Sebastian S.: Correspondence
Box   2  
Kresge Department Store, Newark (re: loans, property taxes, net worth balance sheet)
Box   2  
National Bank of Detroit (re: loans, deposit statements)
Box   2  
Price, Waterhouse & Co. (re: loans, profits, journal entries, services rendered)
Box   2  
Springfield, Massachusetts (rental/real estate transactions) 1935-1939
Box   2  
Steiger, Albert (re: Springfield, Mass.) 1935-1939
Box   2  
Thomson & McKinnon (transactions, account summaries, dividends)
 
1940
Box   2  
Bankers Trust Company (re: loans)
Box   2  
Chase National Bank (re: loans)
Box   2  
Fair, The (stock information, incorporation materials, information about a damaged garage)
Box   2  
Guaranty Trust Company (re: loans, monthly statements)
Box   2  
Kresge, Sebastian S.: Correspondence
Box   2  
Kresge Department Store, Newark (re: loans to store from Kresge, Federal Unemployment Tax filings)
Box   2  
National Bank of Detroit (re: loans)
Box   2  
Securities and Exchange Commission (reports) 1939-1940
Box   2  
Thomson & McKinnon (transactions, account summaries, dividends, interest)
Box   2  
Watling, Lerchen & Company (account summaries, sell orders and statements)
 
1941
Box   2  
Bankers Trust Company (re: loans)
Box   2  
Chase National Bank (re: loans)
 
Kresge, Sebastian S.
Box   2  
Correspondence
Box   2  
Real Estate (sale of property, taxes) 1939-1942
Box   2  
Kresge Company, S.S. (dividends, data on appraisal value of land and buildings for individual stores) 1939-1941
Box   2  
Kresge Department Store, Newark (re: interest on loans, rent, social security taxes)
Box   2  
National Bank of Detroit (deposits and loans)
Box   2  
Securities and Exchange Commission (reports and correspondence) 1941-1942
Box   2  
Thomson & McKinnon (transactions, account summaries, correspondence)
Box   2  
Voorhies, Long, Ryan and McNair (service statements)
Box   2  
Watling, Lerchen & Company (sell notices and account summaries)
 
1942
Box   2  
Baker Land Company (two "Cash Reports" with dividend information)
Box   2  
Bankers Trust Company (re: loans)
Box   2  
Chase National Bank (re: loans)
Box   2  
Fair, The (annual report, stock purchases and transfers)
 
Kresge, Sebastian S.
Box   2  
Correspondence
Box   2  
Residence No. 2 (re: maintenace and improvements) 1936-1942
Box   2  
Kresge Company, S.S. (stockholders meeting announcement)
Box   2  
Kresge Department Store, Newark (re: interest on loans, sale of property, dividends)
Box   2  
National Bank of Detroit (re: loans, deposits)
Box   2  
Thomson & McKinnon (transactions, account summaries)
Box   2  
Watling, Lerchen & Company (transactions, account summaries)
 
1943
Box   3  
Baker Land Company (stockholders report, sale of stock)
Box   3  
Bankers Trust Company (re: loans)
Box   3  
Chase National Bank (re: loans)
Box   3  
Fair, The (re: stock, proposal for recapitalization)
Box   3  
Fidelity Union Trust Company (money transfer receipt)
Box   3  
Kresge, Sebastian S.: Correspondence
Box   3  
Kresge Department Store, Newark (re: loans, profits and losses, property sales, stock transfers, sale of Steinbach Kresge Company stock--see also Steinbach Kresge Company)
Box   3  
National Bank of Detroit (loans and deposits)
Box   3  
Securities and Exchange Commission (reports)
Box   3  
Steinbach Kresge Company (see Kresge Department Store, Newark)
Box   3  
Thomson & McKinnon (transactions, account summaries, dividends)
Box   3  
Watling, Lerchen & Company (buy notice and account summaries)
 
1944
Box   3  
Bankers Trust Company (re: loans)
Box   3  
Chase National Bank (re: loans)
Box   3  
Fair, The (purchases and exchanges of stock)
 
Kresge, Sebastian S.
Box   3  
Correspondence
Box   3  
Real Estate (re: contested real estate commission in connection with Miami Beach property sale)
Box   3  
Kresge Department Stores, Inc.

(includes Kresge Department Store, Newark; loans, profits, lease renewal, social security taxes; the Steinbach Company; stock)

Box   3  
National Bank of Detroit (deposits, credits, loans)
Box   3  
Securities and Exchange Commission (reports)
Box   3  
Thomson & McKinnon (transactions, account summaries, dividends)
Box   3  
Voorhies, Long, Ryan and McNair 1944-1945

(re: The Fair capitalization and stock transfer; reincorporation of Kresge, Newark; the Kresge Foundation; and dissolution of Kresge Department Stores Inc.)

 
1945
Box   3  
Bankers Trust Company (re: loans)
Box   3  
Chase National Bank (re: loans)
Box   3  
Fair, The (re: dividends, stock)
Box   3  
First Stroudsburg National Bank (re: deposits and tax receipts)
Box   3  
Kresge, Sebastian S.: Correspondence
Box   3  
Kresge Department Store, Newark (re: loans, employee compensation, taxes, war bonds, and the Steinbach Company)
Box   3  
Kresge Department Stores, Inc. (correspondence)
Box   3  
National Bank of Detroit (re: deposits, credit, loans)
Box   3  
Securities and Exchange Commission (reports)
Box   3  
Steinbach Company (re: final payment to Kresge)
Box   3  
Thomson & McKinnon (transaction ledger, confirmations, account summaries, dividends)
 
1946
Box   3  
Dividends (G.C. Murphy Company dividend notice)
Box   3  
Fair, The (stock)
Box   3  
Guaranty Trust Company (redemption of Fair preferred stock)
Box   3  
Kresge, Sebastian S.: Correspondence
Box   3  
Kresge Company, S.S. (stockholders meeting announcement)
Box   3  
Kresge Department Store, Newark (re: loans, Fair stock, financial audits)
Box   3  
Kresge Department Stores, Inc. (re: stock, annual report)
Box   3  
National Bank of Detroit (deposit slips, credit slips, savings bonds, treasury notes, loans)
Box   3  
Price, Waterhouse & Company (journal entries, service statements, ) 1945-1946
Box   3  
Securities and Exchange Commission (reports)
Box   3  
Thomson & McKinnon (transactions, account summaries, dividends) (2 folders)
Box   3  
Voorhies, Long, Ryan and McNair (re: Kresge Foundation, Liquidation of Kresge's holdings of Kresge Department Stores, Inc., stock)
 
1947
Box   4  
Dividends (notices from G.C. Murphy Company, The Fair, Montgomery Ward)
Box   4  
Fair, The (re: stock)
Box   4  
Gimbel Brothers, Inc. (re: stock, a four-for-three split)
Box   4  
Kresge, Sebastian S.: Correspondence
Box   4  
Kresge-Newark, Inc. (formerly Kresge Department Store, Newark; re: The Fair stock, agreement re: corporate changes to facilitate the issuance of common and preferred stock, 1946-1947)
Box   4  
Kresge Department Stores, Inc. (re: stock)
Box   4  
National Bank of Detroit (deposits, monthly statements, sell orders, list of certificates)
Box   4  
Savings Bonds (applications for)
Box   4  
Securities and Exchange Commission (reports)
Box   4  
Thomson & McKinnon (buy orders, account summaries)
 
1948
Box   4  
Attorney's Fee Statement (for rewriting will and other services)
Box   4  
Chase National Bank (re: dividend check)
Box   4  
Dividends (notices from various companies)
Box   4  
Fair, The (re: Kresge Foundation holdings of stock, market transaction of stock) December 27, 1948
Box   4  
Kresge, Sebastian S.: Correspondence
Box   4  
Kresge Company, S.S. (misc.)
Box   4  
Kresge Department Stores, Inc. (re: dissolution and liquidation)
Box   4  
Kresge-Newark, Inc. (re: The Fair stock)
Box   4  
National Bank of Detroit (deposits, monthly statements, loans)
Box   4  
Securities and Exchange Commission (reports)
Box   4  
Thomson & McKinnon (buy orders)
 
1949
Box   4  
Contributions (to Red Cross and Community Chest, ) 1945-1949
Box   4  
Dividends (notices from various companies)
Box   4  
Kresge Foundation (re: gifts)
Box   4  
Kresge, Sebastian S.: Correspondence
Box   4  
Kresge Company, S.S. (Statements of Employee's Earnings and Pay Roll Deductions)
Box   4  
Kresge-Newark, Inc. (re: The Fair stock, liquidation of Kresge Department Stores, Inc., etc.)
Box   4  
National Bank of Detroit (deposits, monthly statements, stock transfers)
Box   4  
Securities and Exchange Commission (reports)
Box   4  
Thomson & McKinnon (account summaries, buy orders)
 
1950
Box   4  
Baldwin, Howard C. (correspondence, ) 1950-1951
Box   4  
Dividends (notices from various companies)
Box   4  
Howlett, Thomas F.J. (re: Kresge loan to Howlett)
Box   4  
Kresge, Sebastian S.: Correspondence
Box   4  
Kresge-Newark, Inc,. (correspondence)
Box   4  
National Bank of Detroit (deposits, monthly statements)
Box   4  
Securities and Exchange Commission (reports)
Box   4  
Thomson & McKinnon (account summaries, buy orders)
 
1951
Box   4  
Dividends (notices from various companies)
 
Kresge, Sebastian S.
Box   4  
Correspondence
Box   4  
Investments
Box   4  
Kresge Company, S.S. (annual report)
Box   4  
Kresge-Newark, Inc. (re: loans from Kresge to pay for spring and summer merchandise, etc.)
Box   4  
National Bank of Detroit ) (monthly statements, stock transfer to Kresge Foundation)
Box   4  
Securities and Exchange Commission (reports)
Box   4  
Thomson & McKinnon (dividends, buy orders)
 
1952
Box   4  
Dividends (notices from various companies)
Box   4  
Kresge, Sebastian S.: Correspondence
Box   4  
Kresge-Newark, Inc. (re: loans from Kresge)
Box   4  
National Bank of Detroit (deposits, monthly statements)
Box   4  
Social Security (Kresge's benefits)
Box   4  
Thomson & McKinnon
 
1953
Box   5  
Baldwin, Howard (correspondence)
Box   5  
Dividends (notices from various companies)
Box   5  
Kresge, Sebastian S.: Correspondence
Box   5  
Kresge-Newark, Inc. (loans, pension payroll)
Box   5  
National Bank of Detroit (monthly statements)
 
1954
Box   5  
Dividends (notices from various companies, request from Kresge for copies of annual reports)
Box   5  
Kresge, Clara K.: Correspondence (requesting Gregory to assist a relative)
Box   5  
Kresge, Sebastian S.: Correspondence
Box   5  
Kresge-Newark, Inc. (re: loans, correspondence)
Box   5  
National Bank of Detroit (deposits, monthly statements)
Box   5  
Voorhies, Long, Ryan and McNair (services rendered)
 
1955
Box   5  
Babson, Roger W. 1954-1955
Box   5  
Baldwin, Howard C.
Box   5  
Dividends (notices from various companies)
 
Kresge, Sebastian S.: Correspondence
Box   5  
General
Box   5  
While in Hospital
Box   5  
Kresge-Newark, Inc. (loans, correspondence)
Box   5  
National Bank of Detroit (deposits, monthly statements, redemption of savings bonds)
 
1956
Box   5  
Baldwin, Howard C. (correspondence)
Box   5  
Dividends (notices from various companies)
Box   5  
Kresge, Sebastian S.: Correspondence
Box   5  
Kresge-Newark, Inc. (loans)
Box   5  
National Bank of Detroit (deposits, monthly statements, savings bond information)
Box   5  
Securities and Exchange Commission (reports)
 
1957
Box   5  
Baldwin, Howard C. (correspondence)
Box   5  
Dividends (notices, reports, requests for annual reports from various companies)
Box   5  
Hansen, J.P. ("The Fair", Chicago 1955-1957
Box   5  
Kresge, Sebastian S.: Correspondence
Box   5  
National Bank of Detroit (deposits, monthly statements)
Box   5  
Securities and Exchange Commission (reports)
 
1958
Box   5  
Dividends (notices and requests for annual reports from various companies)
Box   5  
Kresge, Sebastian S.: Correspondence
Box   5  
National Bank of Detroit (deposits, monthly statements, draft of a trial balance sheet)
 
1959
Box   5  
Baldwin, Howard C. (correspondence)
Box   5  
Dividends (notices)
Box   5  
Kresge, Sebastian S.: Correspondence
Box   5  
National Bank of Detroit (deposits, monthly statements, bond account of Kresge Foundation)
 
1960
Box   5  
Baldwin, Howard C. (correspondence)
Box   5  
Dividends (notices)
Box   5  
Kresge, Sebastian S.: Correspondence
Box   5  
Kresge-Newark, Inc. (correspondence)
Box   5  
National Bank of Detroit (deposits, monthly statements, treasury bill redemption notice)
 
1961
Box   6  
Dividends (notices)
Box   6  
Kresge, Sebastian S.: Correspondence
Box   6  
Kresge-Newark, Inc. (Correspondence)
Box   6  
National Bank of Detroit (deposits, monthly statements)
 
1962
Box   6  
Dividends (notices, two have handwritten notes)
Box   6  
Kresge, Sebastian S.: Correspondence (birthday letters)
Box   6  
Kresge-Newark, Inc. (correspondence, letters from Howard Baldwin)
Box   6  
National Bank of Detroit (deposits, monthly statements)
 
1963
Box   6  
Dividends (notices)
Box   6  
Kresge, Sebastian S.: Correspondence
Box   6  
Kresge Foundation (list of unpaid grants, grants authorized, grants paid)
Box   6  
Kresge-Newark, Inc. (correspondence, list of rental property incomes)
 
1964
Box   6  
Dividends (notices)
Box   6  
Kresge, Sebastian S.: Correspondence
 
1965
Box   6  
Dividends (G.C. Murphy and S.S. Kresge Company materials)
Box   6  
Kresge, Sebastian S.: Correspondence
 
1966
Box   6  
Dividends (G.C. Murphy and S.S. Kresge Company materials, correspondence and annual reports, ) 1966-1968
 
Kresge, Sebastian S.: Correspondence
Box   6  
General
Box   6  
Retirement
Box   6  
Kresge Company, S.S. (re: stock)
Box   6  
Securities and Exchange Commission (report)